Cuba holiday for solo travellers

“An 8 day, small group tour of Cuba for people travelling solo. Covering the most wonderful cultural circuit and taking in the islandís natural highlights too. Start and end in Havana, staying in casas particulares.”

Highlights

Havana | Soroa | Vinales | Bay of Pigs | Cienfuegos | Trinidad | Santa Clara | Che Guevara mausoleum | Stay in traditional casas particulares

Description of Cuba holiday for solo travellers

This Cuba small group tour for solo travellers is a week of cultural and natural highlights, with plenty of Cuban adventure thrown into the magical mix. Our expert guide will introduce you to the countryís fascinating history, from colonial to revolutionary, its architecture and agricultural traditions and of course the inimitable city that is Havana. You will also be staying at traditional casa particulares which are locally run guesthouses where you will experience a real sense of local life and Cuban welcome.

This beautiful Caribbean island is going through a massive political and cultural change however many of its natural heritage highlights have hardly changed at all over the years. These include the rural vistas of Vinales and the Sierra del Escambray Mountains. Cultural traditions still thrive and you will get to sample the wonderful music scene in Trinidad and Havana, salsa clubs with many influences over the years.

On this trip you can also enjoy some chill out time at Playa Anconís vast white beaches as well as some hiking or cycling in Cubaís luscious inland hills. Please note that although this trip is aimed at solo travellers, due to the nature of accommodation in Cuba the price is based on sharing twin rooms, and there is a single room supplement if you would like your own room.

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15 Apr 2019
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Small group adventure holiday

This is a 'small group adventure' - on this particular group trip you'll be with a maximum of 31 like minded travellers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world as well as seeing new places!

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cuba holiday for solo travellers

Environment

As a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.

Our trips are known for being small group tours and in Cuba our maximum group size is 12 people. This not only allows our travellers to have a more authentic and intimate experience, but also means weíre able to minimise the impact we have on the local environment and the communities we visit. We always ensure that the transportation we use is of an appropriate size, meaning no 12-seater vehicles if only four people are travelling.

Our small group sizes also makes it possible to stay in family-run guesthouses, which are a lot more environmentally-friendly than the bigger hotel chains. Cuban guesthouses or casa particulares are especially charming and contribute significantly to travellersí overall experience of the country. Not to mention, they help to create jobs for the Cuban people and enable us to directly invest in the local economy.

One of the biggest problems Cuba faces is the inadequate disposal of waste and the government has now invested in a program to raise environmental awareness amongst the population. To contribute towards these efforts, we avoid using single-use plastic bottles and opt for refillable ones instead. During the initial welcome meeting, our guides will discuss this issue with the group making them conscious of the situation as early on as possible.

Community

We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

On this tour you will get the opportunity to visit some rural villages and experience the local way of Cuban life. You will get to mix with locals and find out more about their life in this fascinating country. They are very sociable people and love nothing better than to drink rum and dance the night away. You will also get the opportunity to experience Cubaís rich and varied dance and music tradition whilst visiting a folklore dance and music show. This show will also give you an insight into the strong Afro-Cuban community and some of the Afro-Cuban religions whilst joining in with the locals and learning a few Salsa steps for yourself.

We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travellers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.

As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Learning more about this beautiful country, it's history and it's people.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Prepare to be surprised - despite relatively low levels of earnings, this is a country full of warmth and music. Forget about email and staying current with the news because internet connectivity can be a problem.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Tourism is very important for Cubans because for many of them it represents an opportunity to add to their income. So yes, this holiday certainly benefits a
whole range of local people in improving their livelihood.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good. We had a very good guide with an open mind and he was ready to discuss any and all issues with us. We learnt a great deal, enjoyed the local food
and scenery.

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